Parenting Win of the Week: A First Aid Savior

Because you can never be too prepared.

November 27, 2023

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As a parent, you can be as prepared as you want to be…until you aren’t. I would say most of the time I am on top of things, but there are certainly moments where my child is in need of something NOW and I just don’t have it. It can be as simple as chapped lips while we are driving (and it’s a lip balm emergency!) to a sporadic bloody nose in the car when I don’t have tissue or a splinter when nobody has tweezers on them to get it out.

There have been bigger instances too where we haven’t had a stocked first aid kit during a baseball game and there’s an injury.

Now, that’s life. We can’t be prepared for everything at all times, but when I came across the Redi Roadie, it felt like the first kit that took into consideration just about everything. There is a smaller bag to keep in your glove box or console with those non-emergency items — a pack of tissues, a stain stick, mints, sticky notes, sunscreen, and hand sanitizer.

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For your trunk, there is another kit for more serious measures that includes tools like an emergency cold pack, CPR shield, urinal, and thermometer alongside your traditional first aid kit with bandages and tape, AND generic medications for pain, stomach issues, and allergic reactions. There are also some packets included for instant hydration.

It is something I will definitely recommend to all of my friends to have on hand as an insurance policy, and I may even recommend it to our sports association too.

Now, as things run out of the kit and you need to replace them with items of your own, here are a few other items we love to have on hand.


If you do have a cut or scrape, you might as well wear a stylish bandage! These bandages have been the go-to choice in my house. They are fun to look at and come in a variety of sizes. This refill pack is perfect to restock every cabinet in your house.


Let’s be honest, there are few things worse than having to wake your child up in the middle of the night to take their temperature. Having a no touch thermometer like this allows you to scan them quickly without waking them up.


I am certainly happy to be past this phase, but when you have babies and their noses are clogged, this snot sucker is a lifesaver. The technique takes some getting used to (and I always put my husband in charge), but it really does help them breathe better.


I have a love hate relationship with humidifiers. I know they can be extremely helpful especially when someone is sick, but they can be a pain to set up, keep clean, etc. This one is simple enough to use and I love that you can set it at a consistent humidity level on the accompanying app.


I am not opposed to the standard medication brands, but when I need to give medicine to my kids around the clock, I like to give some of Genexa. It’s the same medication formulations, but with clean ingredients (so no crazy dyes or artificial flavoring). We keep this on hand for whenever it is needed.


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